2010Doctor of Philosophy – Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

2003 Master of Visual Arts – Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

2000 Master of Clinical Psychology – University of New South Wales

1998 Honours in Psychology by Research Thesis Program – University of New south Wales

1997 Bachelor of Arts – University of New South Wales

1992Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education – University of Sydney

1989Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies – University of New South Wales

1980Diploma in Creative Arts – University of Southern Queensland

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Sites of Memory – Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

2013Memory Laps – Accelerator Gallery, Culture at Work, Sydney

2010Sites of Memory – Tin Sheds Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney

2009Memory Time and Memory Space – SCA Galleries, University of Sydney

2006Remembrance of Things Present – Peloton Gallery, Sydney

1995Ode to a Normal Curve – Selenium Gallery, Sydney

1994The Psychology of Space – Temporary Hoarding Project, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

1992Fiona Kemp – First Draft Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi, Sydney

2016Sculpture by the Sea – 20th Anniversary Bondi, Sydney

2016Hidden – Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk, Sydney

2016Room to Move – Articulate Project Space, Sydney

2016Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, QLD

2015Feral – Articulate project Space, Sydney

2015Outside In – St Vincents Private Hospital, Brisbane

2014Fair Isle – Articulate Project Space, Sydney

2013Project Ice Land Lapland, New installation works by Virginia Hilyard & Fiona kemp – Articulate Project Space, Sydney

2013Cementa 13 – Contemporary Art Festival, Kandos, NSW

2009The One After 09 – Peloton Gallery, Sydney

2008Memento Mori – Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2006The Artistic Construction of Memory – 4th International Conference on Memory, University of New South Wales

2004Via Crucis Australis – 14 Stations of the Cross – Art Hotline and The Song Company, Town Hall, Sydney

2004Fiona Kemp and Jo Linsdel, New works – Depot Gallery, Danks St, Sydney

2003Body Code – Tin Sheds Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney

2003The House of Exquisite Memory – State Records, Sydney

2002Annual Open Members Exhibition – Gallery 4a, Sydney

1993Via Crucis Australis – 14 Stations of the Cross – presented by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Hotline and The Sydney Metropolitan Opera Company, Museum of Contemporary Art

Conference Papers

2010Art, Memory and the Encoding Specificity Principle – Memory Day, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney

2005My Perfume is Chlorine – The Poetics of Australian Space, University of Sydney: School of English, Art History, Film and Media, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of NSW


2015Sandy Pottinger, History on show at art galleries, Toowoomba Chronical, 24 July, p. 16

2014Fran Tinley and Justin Hewitson, Welcome to Kandos: The Cementing of Unlikely Friendship, Documentary

2014Ann Finegan, Visit Kandos: Cement a Friendship, Artlink, Vol 34 no 4, p. 38 – 43 

2013Passion for Collecting, commissioned video interview, State Library of NSW

2013In the Loop, Real Time Arts, issue 112

2013Sam Paine, Artists take over Kandos, Mudgee Guardian, February 20

2010Tracey Clement, Metro Picks, Sydney Morning Herald, October 29 – November 4

2010Susan Charlton, Opening up to the Plurality of Duration: Between the Intimate and the Immense, catalogue essay, Sites of Memory exhibition, Tin Sheds, Faculty of Architecture, University Of Sydney

2006My Perfume is Chlorine – In The Swim, The Night Air, ABC Radio National, 20 Aug

2003Jennifer Roseman, The Magic of Memory ACUADS section The Australian 9 July, p. 2

2003Michelle Moo, Art and the Natural Born Archivist Real Time + On Screen June-July issue 55

2003James Cockington, In a Past Life Sydney Morning Herald 5-6 April, Metropolitan 5

2003Susan Charlton, Memory Time and Memory Space State Records NSW Vital Signs Magazine issue 4

1995Mark Titmarsh, Art Hotline: 1992 – 1995

Awards and Residencies

2016Finalist – 39th Alice Prize 2016, Alice Springs Art Foundation

2016Finalist – Wyndham Art Prize 2016, Wyndham Cultural Centre

2015Finalist –  Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2013Culture At Work – Artist in Residence, Aug-Sept 2013, Pyrmont, Sydney

2005Fauvette Loureiro Memorial International Artists Exchange Scholarship, SCA – University of Sydney

2004University Postgraduate Award – University of Sydney


1990ANZ Bank